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Boyd Bros., Tankstar Make Acquisitions

Nov. 5 – Alabama-based flatbed carrier Boyd Bros. Transportation and Wisconsin-based tank carrier Tankstar USA have both announced new acquisitions. Boyd Bros. (http://www.boydbros.com) has signed a letter of intent to acquire Ruel Smith Transportation Services, a privately


South Dakota Winter Road Reports Available

Nov. 5 – Phone lines that provide information on winter road conditions in South Dakota are up and running. The road condition reports operate around the clock and are updated three times a day or as conditions


Ohio Tolls Going Up Jan. 1

Nov. 4 – Tolls on the Ohio Turnpike will increase as planned Jan. 1, despite a comment by one turnpike official in February that the turnpike commission was looking for ways to avoid the increase.


Michigan to Keep Rest Areas Open This Winter

Nov. 4 – For the first time in 20 years, nearly all rest areas on Michigan highways will stay open during the winter, Gov. John Engler announced last week


Nebraska, Minnesota To Use Snow Gates

Nov. 3 – Nebraska and Minnesota are both planning to use new snow gates to shut down interstate highways when the weather gets too severe. In Nebraska, onramp gates made of aluminum and locked with padlocks will


A-P-A Website Takes Top Honors

Nov. 2 – A-P-A Transport Corp., North Bergen, NJ, received an award for the best web site among motor carrier communication entries in the $50 million to $500 million revenue class by the ATA Sales and


New Highway Opening In Arkansas

Oct. 29 – The grand opening of a new, interstate-grade highway connecting the Arkansas River valley with northwestern Arkansas should take place sometime before Christmas. The four-lane highway that winds from Interstate 40 at Alma 10 miles


Mudslide Causes Major Detour In Idaho

Oct. 23 – A mudslide that cut U.S. 95 in two near Bonners Ferry, ID, last week is causing a 112-mile detour for commercial traffic. Some people have been complaining that it’s taking too long to make


U.S. Xpress Announces Record Quarterly Results

Oct. 22 – U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, TN, announced record revenue, income and earnings for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. The company reported operating revenue for the third quarter of $150.2 million, a 30.2% increase from


M.S. Carriers to Buy Wisconsin Company

Oct. 21 – M.S. Carriers, Memphis, TN, plans to purchase certain operating assets of Interstate Trucking Corporation of America, a dry van truckload carrier based in Merrill, WI

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